Mankind is not an entity, not an organism, or a coral bush. The entity involved
in production and trade is man. It is with the study of man—not of the loose
aggregate known as a “community”—that any science of the humanities has to
begin . . . .
A great deal may be learned about society by studying man; but this process
cannot be reversed: nothing can be learned about man by studying society—by
studying the inter-relationships of entities one has never identified or